Today's Local News

Community Gardens Program to Begin this Spring

Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Obesity Prevention Task Force will start incorporating nutrition and gardening education into elementary curriculum’s this spring.

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Drought Persists Through Winter

Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The National Weather Service says drought conditions have changed very little over the last month.  

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More Discussion on Richmond Lagoon Project Expected

Posted: Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 6:25 am

Continued discussion on the situation in Richmond is expected at Tuesday’s Washington County board meeting.

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Change to Washington’s Construction Fees

Posted: Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Fees for electrical, plumbing, and mechanical construction in Washington would change under a new fee schedule drafted for the city council to consider.

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Soybean Association Ambassador Team Includes Local Farmer

Posted: Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Among the 21 Iowa Soybean Association Farm and Food Ambassador Team members is a farmer from Keota.

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IMS Holding Halftime Activities for Area Youth

Posted: Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Iowa Mennonite School is offering area youth a unique chance to play basketball in front of a big crowd.

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Caregivers Support Group Meets

Posted: Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A monthly caregiver’s support group will meet Thursday in Washington.

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Shed Fire in Rural Washington County

Posted: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Local fire departments were called to a shed fire this evening.

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Legislators Prepare for Session

Posted: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Iowa state legislature starts the 2013 session on Monday.

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City Could Strengthen Bill Late-Payment Rules

Posted: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The City of Washington might decide to get tougher about timely payments for water bills.

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Peak of Flu Season Yet to Come

Posted: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 6:24 am

While flu season hits its peak on the East Coast and in the South, the worst may be yet to come in southeastern Iowa.

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Winter Returns

Posted: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Washington County residents have a return to winter weather starting this weekend after a brief break from the cold.  

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Slow Down and Savor Washington Next Weekend

Posted: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Main Street Washington is hoping to bring the community together next weekend, while at the same time exhibiting what the downtown area has to offer.

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Kalona Receives Audit Report

Posted: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Kalona’s finances are in good shape according to a recent audit.

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Washington County Man Arrested for OWI

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 8:28 am

A drunken driver was found in the ditch yesterday evening.

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Christmas Cash Call Winner Named

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 8:10 am

After two months and plenty of qualifiers, we have the winner of our most recent contest.

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Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy has pled guilty to reckless driving.

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Last Chance to Have City Remove Christmas Trees

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The City of Washington’s Maintenance and Construction Department is winding down their annual collection of Christmas trees.  

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Riverboat Foundation Makes Grant Applications Available

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation has posted the application for spring competitive grants.

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School District Discusses Other Capital Needs

Posted: Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Washington Community School District’s school buildings will need regular facility maintenance to keep them in useable condition.

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